I’ve now made enough raw kale salads that I don’t need an actual recipe most of the time.
I go to the lacinato kale plants in the back yard, snag a good handful of pebbly looking leaves, and go to town.
Into a big bowl goes…
- the washed and chiffonaded kale (remove thick center rib). Breathe deeply and smell the very fresh, green, outdoorsy smell of the leafy greens.
- the juice from about half a Meyer lemon
- a few glugs of super premium extra virgin olive oil
- a handful of grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese
Stir well, allow to sit for a few minutes so the kale softens up a bit, and that’s it!
Of course, you can tweak with whatever else is on the counter needing to be used.
I had a ripe avocado and a blood orange just waiting to be invited to the party. The avocado added a soft richness and the blood orange a bright sweetness. Of course, they both contributed their good looks, which is important in a salad.
Stir, taste and add a pinch of kosher salt if it needs it, and a grind of fresh pepper.
Then eat with gusto!
Sometimes you need to just rely on your judgment instead of a written recipe, don’t you agree? In fact, the name of this recipe pretty much tells you all you need to know.
Go ahead…step outside your comfort zone. Try it!
Disclosure: Melissa’s Producesent me the blood orange to sample. There was no expectation or requirement of endorsement. My opinions, as always, are my own.